Gin and Cake
Gin and Cake
Sharon Handy, Joel Bellucci
Gin and Cake is a live-watch exploration of one of the most weirdly popular reality shows on television: The Great British Bake-Off or, as it's known to us here in the US, The Great British Baking Show. In it, generally polite people compete to bake cookies and cake while wandering around a tent on a bucolic English estate, all in pursuit of — a cake plate. Absurd? Yes! Which is probably why we, like so many millions of other people, love it. In this biweekly podcast, we will comment, question, wax rhapsodic, and speculate wildly about things we could probably know if only we weren’t too lazy to look them up on the Internet. There's also a bunch of baking trivia. And a few Star Trek references, because that's never wrong. And we’re going to do it all while sipping delicious adult beverages, and we hope you’ll join us in that, as well. So cue up an episode, mix that drink, and have a listen. It's Gin and Cake time!
Episode 36: Christmas Bake Off Holiday Special!
On today's episode, we celebrate the holidays with a special guest. It's Joël! Doris is off on a well-earned vacation, so Joël has kindly stepped in to chat about the first episode of the new GBBO Holiday Specials running on Netflix. God bless us, every one! We spend a goodly amount of time catching up, so if you're looking for show talk, skip ahead to the 13-minute mark. But then you'll miss musings about Mrs. Maisel, skin-singing, and a whole lotta mince. Why would you want that? So, grab a mulled beverage, sneak a cookie off Santa's plate, and enjoy Episode 36. It's Gin and Cake time!   Want to connect? Check us out on Twitter (@ginandcakepod), or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ginandcake) to leave a comment or ask a question you'd like us to answer on the podcast. If you like the podcast and want to support us, check us out on Patreon.com (www.patreon.com/ginandcake). You'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. And please SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes, if you're so inclined. It helps us out a lot. Thank you!
Dec 23, 2018
58 min
Episode 35: Season Five, Episode One (Cake)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we start a brand new season by indulging our curiosity about GBBO's move to Channel 4. We're going to review the first non-BBC version of the show. How does it hold up? Who are these people? Where are our drinks? You can find this season on Netflix as "Season 5," which is a numbering we'll try to explain. Probably not very effectively. Along the way, we catch up with a few bits and bobs that happened during our break, laud the wonder of museums, give a gin reccy, and mention the science-based delights of tiny Japanese food. So, grab a delicious beverage, flip on the Netflix, and enjoy Episode 35. It's Gin and Cake time!   Want to connect? Check us out on Twitter (@ginandcakepod), or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ginandcake) to leave a comment or ask a question you'd like us to answer on the podcast. If you like the podcast and want to support us, check us out on Patreon.com (www.patreon.com/ginandcake). You'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. And please SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes, if you're so inclined. It helps us out a lot. Thank you!
Dec 5, 2018
49 min
Episode 34: Interview Special with Tom Gilliford, Season 7 Contestant
We're back! After a long and busy hiatus, Gin and Cake returns with a special episode--our first ever interview with a Bake Off contestant! Join us for a chat with the lovely Tom Gilliford, who nabbed our geeky baker hearts on UK Season 7 (US Season 4). In a wide-ranging interview, we peek behind the bake-off curtain, get political about privilege, destroy some benches, attend a Eurovision pajama party, and get really nerdy with D&D, health potions, and the intersectionality of dungeons and dough. So, grab a delicious beverage, open your pre-Thanksgiving snacks, and enjoy Episode 34. It's Gin and Cake time! SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
Nov 16, 2018
56 min
Episode 33: Season Three, Episode Ten (The Finals!)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we find out who takes the coveted cake plate in the final episode of Season Three of the Great British Baking Show. Fastidious Ian? Brave Nadiya? Beautiful Tamal? They're all winners in our eyes! But not really, because one actually wins. Along the way, we'll visit a cathedral of learning, struggle to pronounce words, bemoan bad Halloween decorations, wave our jazz hands, and wipe away tears. So. Many. Tears. We'll also say hi to a few friends, give a book reccy, and shout hurrah for a Bravetart. So, grab a delicious beverage, open a box of tissues, and enjoy Episode 33. It's Gin and Cake time! SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
Jun 20, 2018
57 min
Episode 32: Season Three, Episode Nine (Semifinals Chocolate)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we take our last step toward the Season Three finale in Episode Nine, the chocolate-covered semifinals, of the Great British Baking Show. We'll accessorize with signaling handbags and torturous shoes, swim through kilos of butter and shudder at souffles, dream of Dromoland and pine for the middle of nowhere. Plus our first gin reccy in ages! So, grab a delicious beverage, chow down on a chocolate biscuit, and enjoy Episode 32. It's Gin and Cake time! SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!  
May 30, 2018
45 min
Episode 31: Season Three, Episode Eight (Patisserie)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we get fascinated by fiddly patisserie on Season Three, Episode Eight, of the Great British Baking Show. We'll be shocked at piping crimes, sad for ambitious pancakes, skeptical about manufactured drama, and sniffy about fake flavors. We'll also define the mountain on which one of us will die, and demystify pooping one's pants. So, grab a delicious beverage, keep a hand on your rag, and enjoy Episode 31. It's Gin and Cake time! SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
May 14, 2018
46 min
Episode 30: Season Three, Episode Seven (Victorian)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we travel back in time to the gorgeous formality of the Victorian Age in Season Three, Episode Seven, of the Great British Baking Show. We'll acclaim a Beeton, mull ras el hanout and roadkill, suffer a few Downton flashbacks, befuddle over French Bavarians, and gush about jello maps and gelatin. So much gelatin. Sharon will also curse a lot about Flora, but in a loving way, and we'll all get a life lesson from vacuum cleaners. So, grab a delicious beverage, settle in for Dickens-length discourse, and enjoy Episode 30 (THIRTY!). It's Gin and Cake time!   SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
Apr 25, 2018
58 min
Episode 29: Season Three, Episode Six (Pastry)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we wander between the buttery layers of pastry in Season Three, Episode Six, of the Great British Baking Show. We'll take the Wayback Machine to the Eighties AND the Seventies, talk Terror, shudder at squid ink, fear The Jungle, and consider the tyranny of musical chairs. We'll also rank sandwiches, and wonder why anyone wants to eat Pine Sol. Also, our Patreon tee contest has re-opened, but on the down-low, for naughty reasons. Shhhh! So, grab a delicious beverage, poach your eggs properly, and enjoy Episode 29. It's Gin and Cake time!   SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
Apr 15, 2018
58 min
Episode 28: Season Three, Episode Five (Alternative Ingredients)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, things get weird as we explore "alternative" ingredients in Season Three, Episode Five, of the Great British Baking Show. We'll consider the value of simplicity, why you can't beat the real thing, and our desperate need for Time Turners. Unfortunately, we'll also spend more than a little time on the subject of mucus, for which we apologize in advance. So, grab a delicious beverage, ponder the wonder of the stars, and enjoy Episode 28. It's Gin and Cake time!   SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
Mar 27, 2018
50 min
Episode 27: Season Three, Episode Four (Desserts)
On today's episode of Gin and Cake, we dig delish desserts and say hello to an old friend as we discuss Season Three, Episode Four, of the Great British Baking Show. We'll spend a LONG time catching up on geekery with Special Guest Joel, and chat about Discovery, Downton, Panthers, Popeye, Battlestars, and something called a Cuphead. And we still talk about the show! That starts about 11 minutes in if you want to skip ahead, but why would you? Be honest. If you've read this far, you probably have nothing better to do. So, grab a delicious beverage, crack open a caramel topping, and enjoy Episode 27. It's Gin and Cake time!   SUPPORT US! Gin and Cake is on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/ginandcake If you like the podcast and want to join us for more exclusive content while supporting our show, you'll lighten our hearts like a perfectly made Victoria sponge. Thank you! CONNECT WITH US! On Twitter: @ginandcakepod (https://twitter.com/ginandcakepod) On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ginandcake/ And PLEASE SUBSCRIBE and leave a REVIEW on iTunes or any podcast app or service out there. Thanks!
Mar 13, 2018
45 min
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